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Wild Bells

(A Tinsel and Spruce Needles Romance #3)

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3.44  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Lund, Sweden, 1998

Mia Andersson is not a nice person. She is a sharp, aloof lawyer-to-be, smart, sensational-looking, and the busiest sapphic player in town. Mia Andersson takes no prisoners, tells no tales, and if you gave her your number, chances are she won’t call. But this holiday season, at age twenty-seven, wheels that are out of her control have been set in motion,
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ebook, 104 pages
Published December 16th 2019 by NineStar Press
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Rosi
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
This story is a bit weird. Supposedly, the protagonist named Mia is a womanizer who now pursues a particular woman, Linda Ling, but she doesn't seem to pay much attention to her. Suddenly Linda's twin sister Sandra appears, who is disabled and in a wheelchair and she is very interested in Mia, much to her surprise and initial apprehension. And Mia goes from womanizer to tame in no time without many apparent reasons in my view. But maybe it was that I have not really understood the meaning of ...more
Jude
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5*

This is the third romance in the Tinsel and Spruce Needles series, but my first story by this author. While the previous novellas are alluded to in this one, it can, however, be read as a standalone.

Wild Bells is the least Christmas-y Christmas novella I’ve read this year. Sure, there’s a tree, some snow, a garland-making non-binary student whose soon to be ex-tutor is hoping to bed but it’s not what this story is about at all.

Mia, a twenty-seven-year-old lawyer-to-be, calls herself “the
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Sandra
Dec 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a short holiday season story and my first from this author.

The story is told from the POV of Mia Andersson, the gorgeous so-called dykemaker. I must say I couldn’t get warm with her character. She’s a player for the last ten year and never one to shy away from a beautiful woman and never at the loss of words. But now she’s confronted with a woman, she would never really have seen, if there hasn’t been an accidentally wet meeting with a glass full of beer. I liked the other MC Sandra, she
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Karen
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-published, arc
The description and cover of this romance is why I wanted to really read this one. Plus NineStar Press has been really putting out some pretty good lesbian romances. Mia is described as not a nice person who is a womanizer among other things. What she doesn't realize is something big is about to happen to her at the age of 27. I will go a bit further to say that as this short story begins, we find that Mia is absolutely hung up on catching the eye of this beautiful musician. Her gaydar is ...more
LesReview
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given this ARC review via Net Galley and publisher for an honest review, so many thanks.
So I loved this book although was sad it was so short. Even though it was a quick read I loved it and hope there is more to the story.
Mia Anderson is a law student in her last semester and is will be the first person to tell you she is not a great person. She doesn’t do girlfriends and has not even been on a date even though she is 27.
She has a crush on a Linda Ling who is a lead singer in a group and
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Best Lesfic Reviews
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Confession: Getting ahold of a new Elna Holst has us as giddily excited as a tween catching sight of their SecretNotSoSecret crush. And we are never disappointed!

Read the full review @ https://www.bestlesficreviews.com/201...
Jasmine
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a super sweet little story! At times I felt like there was a little too many details packed into sentences, which while they helped create a robust story in such a short number of pages, was also a little tiring to read at times. The characters were well developed and interesting and the chemistry was really good.

I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Beth Younge
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and cute little romance. I liked the points of views and it was nice to see the slow burn of the romance and how the relationship bloomed over the 100 pages. I always enjoy reading a Elna Holst romance in winter time and this was no exception.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Chantal Aurora
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Thank you to the publisher for an arc.

Wild Bells is an f/f romance with a disabled love interest that takes place over Christmas and New Year. I was so excited to read this from the cover and the description but unfortunately I was underwhelmed.

This was too short the relationship was not developed enough. There would be times where a scene would cut off right when it was getting started then Mia would be talking to her family and it would go back to the scene. It was very jarring, some scenes
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Aj Smith
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a very well written romance about falling in love when you didn’t expect it and with someone you really didn’t expect to find happiness with.

First of all meet Mia Andersson, “…the ice queen, the never-tied-down, the cat that lands on her feet any day of the week— Mia Andersson always, always kept her cool.” Mia has been working her way through the female population of Malmö and surrounds and when the novel opens she's attending a Raven Choir concert in an attempt to seduce the lead
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Kristie
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an ARC through NetGalley, provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Mia Andersson is not a nice person. She is a sharp, aloof lawyer-to-be, smart, sensational-looking, and the busiest sapphic player in town. Mia Andersson takes no prisoners, tells no tales, and if you gave her your number, chances are she won’t call. But this holiday season, at age twenty-seven, wheels that are out of her control have been set in motion, and it looks like she might just
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Amy Dufera
Dec 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
I found Wild Bells to be awkward at times.
Mia's obsessed with the rocker Linda, but is thrown for a loop when she finds herself attracted to Linda's twin, who happens to be a "top in a wheelchair."

Damn, I wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the sharp, quick wit, and the potential was there.
But I didn't find myself connecting to the characters, leaving me uninterested.
I also hated that the author sses some lesbian terms that turn me off, as I find them crude and insulting. It left me cringing at
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Andi
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
Novella length Christmas-season novel. Not for me.

Mia is a super-player who has the hots for a straight lead in a local rock band. She bumps into the woman's gay sister and starts freaking out. In a subsequent run-in, said sister suggests that they go out. They do and start to fall in love.

I was not convinced.

*I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Sam
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don’t really know hat I just read. I actually turned back pages, just to see if I missed something. Some of the sentences just don’t make any sense.
For me it was rather hard to read and the characters really didn’t entertain me.

This short story might be something fun for someone else, but not for me.

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
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